Loose Lucy, Beat It On Down The Line, Brown Eyed Women, Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed, Looks Like Rain, Box Of Rain, Row Jimmy, Jack Straw, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Me & My Uncle, Bertha, Playin' In The Band, Casey Jones
Here Comes Sunshine, El Paso, You Ain't Woman Enough, They Love Each Other, Big River, Dark Star-> Eyes Of The World-> China Doll, Promised Land, Sugaree, Sugar Magnolia, E: Uncle John's Band, E: One More Saturday Night
May 23, 2014 Subject:
The first really great Dead show of '73, and one of the first bootlegs I ever had too. I copied it from a tape my friend Pat had (may his departed soul rest in bliss & happiness) back in my late teens when I was first getting into the Dead. It was a SBD. Great to hear a MTX version. Notable for Donna actually sounding good on You Ain't Woman Enough, as well as a generally awesome performance and a juicy Phil solo between Dark Star and Eyes.
May 4, 2014 Subject:
This show sizzles with energy in a recording of rare clarity!
Not only is this a fabulous show with drive, intensity and a high level of energy, but this Matrix recording is truly special. The term "Matrix Tape" comes from Dan Healy's use of the matrix section of the soundboard (mixing consoles have what's called a mixing matrix - an area where several stereo mixes can be bussed together from separate sources). Healey is credited with bussing together an audience microphone with a soundboard mix. The result is nothing short of AMAZING. Amongst the finest quality recording I have heard from the Archives.
The band builds up through the first set and through the first few songs of the second, reaching its denouement in the 47 minutes of Dark Star->Eyes of the World ->China Doll -- a veritable tour de force as the band explores new, hitherto uncharted regions of their collective musical universe, while simultaneously no doubt expanding the collective consciousness of their audience. Blowing individual minds to smithereens. This is one for the ages and one of the very best live recording you will ever hear. Period.
December 27, 2013 Subject:
This was my favorite tape
Whatever was going on in my life was always helped along by having this show on tape.
And the Dark STAR> EYES >CHINA DOLL was my sanctuary in good times and bad.
Also have to say I got a bad case of the hots for Donna when I heard her version of Loretta Lyn's "You ain't Woman enough".
December 27, 2013 Subject:
i too am suprised that when this whole thing 1st started it wasn't common practice to leave all transitions intact. its ironic that the transitions are kind of like one of the most important parts about the dead, + they end up cutting everything for the sake of having every track cue-able. but dont get me wrong this is a freaking amazing show and great new mastering
August 27, 2013 Subject:
why do you cut tracks!!!
So thanks for the matrix work but for the love of jerry why do you people not understand that us streamers HATE the blip hesitation between tracks in china rider, scarlet-fire, dark star eyes..etc anything !!!! why!!!!! Can you please repost with combined song fragments...
August 11, 2013 Subject:
*********LISTEN TO THIS NOW*********
Wow wow wow wow. This Matrix is just oozing with life. Brings the music right into your gut and explodes all over the dinner table. Ridiculous. Whoever is responsible deserves a lot of stuff from everywhere. Just GAAABLLLOOOOMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh yea, if you didn't know, this show is also outrageously great. I'm off my rocker here. 30,000 stars
April 26, 2013 Subject:
this show is special in performance and set list.a dream song selection imo.loose lucy is gritty and a gr8 opener.the china»ryder is simply sublime.the second set is mindmelting opus that left me in awe and feeling oh so grateful.
April 13, 2013 Subject:
So awesome to see a Matrix of one of my very first tapes from high-school and one that I still know and love. Makes it seem fresh all over again. Excellent sound and thanks again to dusborne!!!